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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 March 2015

We travel a lot and South Pier is one of our favorite places to stay - it is always our first lodging choice for a trip to Duluth. In mid February we spent 3 nights in a waterfront suite. Between the lake, the view, the lift-bridge, the boats right outside your window (in summer), the short walk to Canal Park,...

1Thank jre777
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

We spent the weekend here while were in Duluth for our daughter's competition. Canal Park was either all booked or the rooms available were terribly overpriced for a pretty standard room. I found this place right on Park Point just outside of the crowds and congestion of Canal Park and the price for a suite was very reasonable. It has...

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Moss Beach, California
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We had two rooms, one a top-floor corner sweet with a 270 degree view from the Aerial Lift Bridge to Superior Bay. It was late December and extremely cold, but the fireplace warmed the room up quickly. I'm giving this a five star (button?) review, though I agree with a couple other reviewers who noted that the breakfast is minimal...

1Thank mossbeach
Stacy, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

We have made many trips to the Duluth area in the past but this was our first stay at this hotel...and it definitely will not be our last! The room was wonderful. We overlooked the harbor and saw ships come & go right from our room along with our morning coffee-amazing! The room was nice, clean & quiet with a...

2Thank KRS22
Chisago City, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 January 2015

First of all, let me say this place is AWESOME!!! The location is to die for.....however, there are just a couple of things that could be improved on. First off, the water pressure is very low, barely enough to enjoy a good shower. Second, for as much as they charge, even for a regular room, you would think they would...

2Thank SpyderDJ
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We stayed for our 34th wedding anniversary and EVERYTHING was perfect! The view is amazing! The whirlpool tub, fireplace and balcony along with the vaulted ceiling and fan made this a luxurious experience. The design ensures a private, quiet stay. We've stayed at other Duluth hotels in the past and have had terrible experiences. We will make South Pier our...

1Thank Rebecca H
Itasca, Illinois
Reviewed 2 January 2015

I have stayed at several hotels in the Canal Park area, none compare to this hotel. It does not have a pool but it does have incredible views of the canal and the bay area. We stayed in rooms 501, 103, 601 and 602. (our choice) 602 is called the panoramic suite and has vaulted ceilings. 601 is called the...

8Thank JetNJoy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 January 2015

The room was absolutely magnificent. The views were spectacular from the sleeping room and the living room. The fireplace, the hot tub, the lift bridge going up to let the ship pass through, the fireworks at Bentleyville; it kept getting better and better. The room was very clean; staff exceptionally helpful; parking was easy. I will go back again and...

2Thank Steve K
Baxter, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Enjoyed our stay The room was clean, the staff helpful and friendly. We will stay again !! We stayed just one night but, plan to stay longer next visit ! The FREE breakfast was very tasty and fresh !!

2Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Clean and nice rooms. We stayed in the lower panoramic suite and just loved it. We got to see several boats go through the lift bridge. Restaurants we just a very short walk away. The views of Duluth and the water was just spectacular!!!! Room had all you could ask for. Microwave, fridge, stereo and a balcony you could actually...

1Thank Redbeartwo

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the foot of the Aerial Lift Bridge adjacent to Canal Park, South Pier Inn is Duluth's premier shipwatching hotel. Our 20 waterfront suites each feature a whirlpool, fireplace and private balcony, offering breathtaking views of the Duluth harbor or ship canal. This family-owned property offers the amenities you'd expect in a much larger hotel, yet provides the level of service and attention to detail you'd only find in a smaller establishment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about South Pier Inn on the Canal

Address: 701 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2401
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: $143 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — South Pier Inn on the Canal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
South Pier Inn On The Canal Hotel Duluth
South Pier Duluth
South Pier Inn Duluth
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#10 Business Hotel in Duluth
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“Pay an extra $20 and stay in a room with a view of the canal and Ariel Bridge.”
  • Ship entering harbor through canal
  • Ship leaving harbor under Ariel Bridge
 of 5 bubbles FritzW18, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Select a more expensive room on the channel side to easily view the ships.”
 of 5 bubbles njbell1957, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay on second floor if you don't want to hear the people above you.”
 of 5 bubbles 430duanem, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“stay on the canal side, the enormity of the ships are best appreciated from this vantage”
 of 5 bubbles nicolei897, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner room with views or both the channel and bay.”
 of 5 bubbles 90markl, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
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